[Welcome to the National Park! I hope you have a good time here :D I loved your character description, very unusual to have anybody that age or so 'hardened', so to speak. Anyways, I'll be using Ranger Jackie Steele, the southern lady. Enjoy Meteor Valley!]
It was such a nice day out. It was around 10:00 AM, the weather was pleasantly warm and breezy, and me and my Luxray, Taro, were resting our eyes a bit as we leaned up against a tree near the Ranger Outpost. I was waiting on my Trainer, an experienced man around 35-36 years old. It wasn't very often we encountered someone over 30, so this was going to be an interesting run. I wondered if this guy would be all right with a young Ranger, but it wasn't like there were a lot of Rangers that were over 30 either. Active Pokemon trainers were usually younger, especially when traveling. Older trainers had already accumulated the Pokemon they wanted, bonded with them, and honed their skills enough to either become quiet legends or to settle down in a Gym somewhere. Loraj, my trainer, was an intimidating, tall man, and had a look of ferocity about him. I hoped he wasn't going to go too gung-ho and wreck the Park.
I sensed someone coming up the path, so I sat a little straighter and opened my eyes. Taro had perked up, as well, his natural x-ray vision staring right through the trees and thicket of the pathway. Our trainer had arrived, it seemed. I got up and dusted off my khaki Ranger shorts, flipped my braid behind me, and got ready to greet him.
His pictures hadn't lied; he was indeed as intimidating and tall as they'd depicted. I blinked in surprise but quickly gave my best welcoming smile, sticking my hand out for a shake.
"Hey there!" I greeted. It was always nice to be friendly to newbies in the Park, so of course I had a polite tone. "Glad ye' could make it to th' Park, Mr. Seye. Ah'm Jackie Steele, 'r jus' Jackie. This here's mah partner fer the day, Taro." I looked down and was surprised to see that my Luxray was standing back, hackles raised slightly. Taro wasn't easily intimidated by anything, especially a human. This man must have had something about him that set Taro off. I frowned a bit but didn't push my Pokemon to greet Loraj, and instead turned my attention back to the man. "Ah'll be takin' ya through Meteor Valley. 'S a nice place t' start, got nice fields an' miles o' forest an' caves in the hills," I informed him with a smile. "Welp, you ready t' go, then?" I asked, giving a nod.